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Awesome! OK so you totally have to have one of those hot dog roller steam tray thingers too.

A good Hot cocoa machine would be nice for the winter.


Actually I am going to look at this tomorrow:

http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/695875557.html

My wife says that it would be really stupid to buy this because we can heat hot dogs up in the microwave in about 30 seconds. I am trying to convince her that they will taste much better cooked in this machine


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Um yeah. How long does that stuff keep in the machine? I sold one of those really nice commerical machines a year ago. I was tempted to keep it, but it seems like a lot of hassle and produces more than we could eat. But I guess if it keeps for a long time, you would just have to pay for the electrical expense.

On the other hand it would be a big crowd pleaser! (sometimes a big crowd pleaser isn't the best thing though )


I leave mine in there as long as a week with no problem. The way the machine works is that the liquid mix is kept in the top (cold) and only a small amount is in the freezing chamber and more is added as you serve ice cream. I paid about $500 for mine and it was a great investement, we have had a lot of fun with it and I am sure I could sell it for that if I wanted to.

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Actually I am going to look at this tomorrow:

http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/695875557.html

My wife says that it would be really stupid to buy this because we can heat hot dogs up in the microwave in about 30 seconds. I am trying to convince her that they will taste much better cooked in this machine


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You totally need to get that dude. Doesn't matter what your wife says.
If it helps, I saw that exact same unit sell at a grocery store liquidation auciton for over $250.00 plus buyers fees.

They will totally taste better. Tell your wife that eating hotdogs cooked in the microwave causes cancer. I'm pretty sure that eating hotdogs in any form causes cancer so you aren't lying.

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I leave mine in there as long as a week with no problem. The way the machine works is that the liquid mix is kept in the top (cold) and only a small amount is in the freezing chamber and more is added as you serve ice cream. I paid about $500 for mine and it was a great investement, we have had a lot of fun with it and I am sure I could sell it for that if I wanted to.

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Maybe I shouldn't have sold them. On the other hand, that is a feaking lot of soft serve for me to eat in a week.

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If I had the machine I would invite you over to help eat my weekly 8 lbs of icecream. On the other hand, I'm not sure that it would be a good value to drive from OH to UT just to get free ice cream especially with current gas prices.

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must be some fat bastards in here. Hot dog steamers? Pounds of ice cream? It would be great to have, but my butt would be the size of a cement truck in a week if I even had a popcorn popper
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must be some fat bastards in here. Hot dog steamers? Pounds of ice cream? It would be great to have, but my butt would be the size of a cement truck in a week if I even had a popcorn popper

I have convinced myself that I may be able to get a job as a plus size model if I can only gain enough weight.

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Hey dude good idea. My doctors office called today and mentioned that according to my latest blood work, I need to eat better and exercise more.

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Hey dude good idea. My doctors office called today and mentioned that according to my latest blood work, I need to eat better and exercise more.

What, the pushing of the remote buttons isn't enough?
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I mean I have to walk to the fridge for food. I also have to walk to the bathroom to pee. I thought that was enough.

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I don't want you to go thinking I'm some kind of hater. Nobody loves cheeze whiz and hotdogs more than this guy. I just have this funny feeling if I ever bought one of these devices that I would transform into Rosie O'Donnell. Like this ice cream machine. The kids would eat the bulk of it I'm sure, but I'd be sneaking cones in all the time for sure! And cheddar popcorn, wow I'd go nuts on that
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We don't think you are a hater. I know you secretly have a thing for rosie.

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I mean I have to walk to the fridge for food. I also have to walk to the bathroom to pee. I thought that was enough.

Beer is the answer for getting more exercise.. Seeing has how you really only rent the beer for a rather short amount of time before it moves on after you drink it.


If you drink more beer, you will also walk to the fridge more often to get more beer, and you will also walk to the bathroom more often to pee more often.
End result, you will walk more and get more exercise. Truely, a vicious but happy cycle just to get more exercise....
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Same with coke to a lesser extent.

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Same with coke to a lesser extent.


Yeah, but as Cliff said to Norm on Cheers, there are advantages to drinking beer.....


"Cliff Clavin's Theory of Beer

One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. and here's how it went:

Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.

In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.
And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
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Good point!

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OK Point!

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Where can I get the soft serve mixes dairy and otherwise?

I know it sounds great and looks great.....but can we communicate with it? If not it is useless:)
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Where can I get the soft serve mixes dairy and otherwise?

For the dry mixes you can check for a Gold Medal dealer in you area. For the liquid mixes I get them at our local Hy-Vee (Grocery Store), they stock half gallons in the summer and in the winter if I give them a call they can get it for me in a day or two. You can also get it at Sam's Club, their's is frozen and keeps for a year so I usually have some of that around also but the kids like the fresh better. I think I pay about $6.00 a gallon for either and becuase of the way soft serve is made you get about 50% overrun (air mixed into the ice cream) so a gallon of mix makes about 1 1/2 gallons of ice cream.

I have also ordered some yogurt mixes on line but we didn't like those much.

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Thanks Mike.

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must be some fat bastards in here. Hot dog steamers? Pounds of ice cream? It would be great to have, but my butt would be the size of a cement truck in a week if I even had a popcorn popper

Word.
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FTW and all that.

On the other hand, I think this is the "coolest" thread I've ever seen on this site. Nice work, gents.
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it's a great thread, no doubt. Soft serve ice cream is the jam. That's why I said I'd be fatter than hell if I got one. Heck, even a small freezer in my home theater would be tough. It would be filled with Drumstick (all time best ice cream treat) and choco tacos
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why did you post that whiskey now i really want a softserve badly druuuumSTIIICk!!!!!!

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Yeah instead of the whole soft serve machine thing, I should get a nice box freezer and fill it with Fat Boys, Ice Cream sandwiches, Drumsticks, etc......

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I just ordered some of this - Much lower calories, and they say its pretty popular in Hollywood. They eat it all day long they say...
They told me its sort of a frozen "protein shake" as far as nutrition goes.

http://www.carbawhey.com/index.html

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is that the Ron Jeremy brand?
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oh funk he bought something from ron jeremy?

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No idea what you guys are talking about. I will post about the quality of the mix when it gets here. They were very quick to ship, and the price was pretty good.

Jerry

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I just ordered some of this - Much lower calories, and they say its pretty popular in Hollywood. They eat it all day long they say...
They told me its sort of a frozen "protein shake" as far as nutrition goes.

http://www.carbawhey.com/index.html

hollywood + protein shake = Ron Jeremy brand soft serve?
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